March 2014

Planning

Planning coverMother Nature, Designer

Nicola Davies describes how to use biomimicry for planning and urban design.

Hotter in Texas

While parts of the country still struggle, investment in Lone Star cities is on fire. Bridget Mintz Testa counts the ways.

The Bond Ratings Game

Funding municipal infrastructure when times are tough. Corry Buckwalter Berkooz explains in Planning Practice.

Oglethorpe and Savannah

A historic plan has modern applications. By Thomas Wilson and Patrick Shay.

Yoking Form-Based Codes and Historic Districts

Philip Walker makes sense of the best combinations.

My House Is Your House

A fresh look at home sharing — by Anne Wyatt.

Perspectives

A regular column by APA's CEO, Paul Farmer.

News

Lost city, participatory budgeting.

Legal News

Statewide zoning, rail rights-of-way.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news. This month: pensions.

Ever Green

Tim Beatley takes the microbial view.

Letters

RFPs, city kids.

Planners Library

Public life, endangered species.

Media

New reports, blogs, videos, etc.

Viewpoint

You're already a marketer.

Cover: Detroit Industry, north wall (detail), Diego Rivera, 1923–33, fresco. Detroit Institute of Arts.